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Fleetwood Town 0-1 Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe earned victory at high-flying Fleetwood with Sam Winnall's second-half goal enough to seal it.

The woodwork denied Jeff Hughes an opener for Town while also having an effort saved by Sam Slocombe.

Scunthorpe broke the deadlock after Fleetwood took too long to clear and Winnall's shot cannoned off a red shirt and past keeper Scott Davies.

Deon Burton came close to adding a second, sending his effort spinning over the angle.

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Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was a game we should have won. We didn't take the chances we created and conceded a massively deflected goal.

"I can't think of Scott having any other saves to make all night.

"We had some good attacking opportunities but we didn't have the luck or the quality that you need and we'll rue that because we haven't scored and that's cost us."

Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Laws

"Well I think every manager would like their team to respond in a positive manner and great credit to the players. It's solely down to them and the effort they have put I because we could have felt sorry for ourselves after Saturdays performance and result but it's that bouncing back.

"We never really broke away because we couldn't. We couldn't get the link up play and that was disappointing and if we improved that then we give ourselves a good chance of getting something today.

"They almost matched our system really well, so there wasn't a lot of space on there, so when we got the ball there were a lot of bodies around us."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Davies
  • 14HoganSubstituted forBrownat 79'minutes
  • 20Taylor
  • 11Hughes
  • 5Roberts
  • 6Pond
  • 7Evans
  • 4MurdochSubstituted forBallat 79'minutes
  • 9ParkinBooked at 81mins
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 17BlairSubstituted forMattat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Matt
  • 12Brown
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 16Cresswell
  • 23Ball
  • 24Crowther
  • 33Lucas

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 26ByrneBooked at 71mins
  • 3Dawson
  • 24Syers
  • 5MirfinBooked at 73mins
  • 6Canavan
  • 7SparrowSubstituted forWaterfallat 90+1'minutes
  • 4McAllister
  • 29Winnall
  • 28SpencerSubstituted forBurtonat 72'minutes
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forRibeiroat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 8Burton
  • 10Esajas
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 23Wootton
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
2,492

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town).

Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Waterfall replaces Matthew Sparrow.

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

Andy Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Junior Brown replaces Liam Hogan.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Stewart Murdoch.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Christian Ribeiro replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Attempt blocked. Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Deon Burton replaces James Spencer.

Booking

Clifford Byrne (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Clifford Byrne (Scunthorpe United).

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Clifford Byrne (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jamille Matt replaces Matty Blair.

Hand ball by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, Scunthorpe United 1. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Matty Blair.

Attempt saved. Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale138232114726
2Chesterfield137332013724
3Exeter137331813524
4Oxford Utd136522112923
5Fleetwood137152015522
6Morecambe136432018222
7Mansfield135621511421
8Burton136341917221
9Newport135531814420
10Wycombe126241814420
11Southend136251411320
12Scunthorpe125521412220
13Dag & Red135531817120
14Hartlepool135351715218
15Wimbledon135351516-118
16Portsmouth124441919016
17Cheltenham134361824-615
18York123361519-412
19Plymouth13337815-712
20Bury132471316-310
21Bristol Rovers132471118-710
22Torquay132471323-1010
23Northampton132381220-89
24Accrington13148920-117
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